Votes tonight to cut $15 million from Richmond Public Schools

Posted at 7:26 PM, Jun 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-04 19:26:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)The deadline looms for the Richmond School Board to make the final decisions on how to cut $15 million dollars in spending.

The board will vote on a proposal that includes more than a hundred layoffs, and five unpaid furlough days.

The board will also decide whether to close more than the four under-populated schools recommended for closure by the rezoning committee.

Also up for vote is whether employees must contribute five percent of their salary to the state's retirement system.

A vote is scheduled for seven p.m. tonight.

Our Lorenzo Hall will be there and we will have a full report tonight at 11 p.m. and on